Follicular puncture is a simple procedure performed to extract eggs from patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation in assisted reproduction treatments. It is a procedure that is performed under sedation and on an outpatient basis.
Previously, the patient will have attended her check-ups during the stimulation and, once her doctor finds that the follicles that have developed during the cycle have reached a mature size (18-20 mm), the puncture will be scheduled. On this day, the patient will come to the clinic on an empty stomach so that once in the operating room, the anesthesiologist can proceed with the sedation and, by ultrasound, perform the follicular aspiration procedure.
When the follicular puncture is performed by ultrasound, the doctor in charge of performing it will observe if any image compatible with endometrioma is evident, avoiding puncturing this image and proceeding to the aspiration of all the follicles that grew during the stimulation.